Functionality was critical to the design, with the horizontal architecture designed to facilitate planned future 7,000m2 expansion of laboratory departments into the adjacent Stage 2.
The pathology delivery process has further influenced the design process, which ensures samples being delivered to site and via the basement make their way through internal circulation to corresponding departments on the upper levels.
The building’s contemporary brick texture reflects the nature of neighbouring weatherboard houses and brick units, and the smaller retailers in surrounding streets. Large roof overhangs and modern angular design help integrate this sizeable health facility into a residential context.
Stage 1 incorporates a basement area housing car parks, courier delivery and drop-off, warehouse, and loading areas, while the laboratory areas include Histopathology, Cytology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Molecular Pathology, and Cytogenetics.